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Academies: Finance

Volume 486: debated on Monday 12 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what he expects the level of revenue spending for (a) 11 to 16 provision and (b) 16 to 19 provision in school academies to be each year from 2008-09 to 2010-11; and if he will make a statement. (245600)

It is not possible to disaggregate 11-16 spend on academies from other age ranges without disproportionate expenditure. The following table provides the details of the current level of the academies revenue budget each year from 2008-09 to 2010-11, and identifies specifically the sums within that budget transferred from the Department's 16-19 budget (which is mostly paid to the Learning and Skills Council at present) for sixth form provision. However, the sixth form figure excludes certain academies (former City Technology Colleges) never funded by the LSC.

The table is based on 55 academy openings in 2009 and 2010. As a result of the National Challenge, the number of actual openings will be greater, but are not yet fixed—although there are likely to be around 80 in 2009. Resources devoted to academies in 2009-10 and 2010-11 will rise accordingly, including the amounts transferred from the 16-19 budget and amounts recouped from local authority allocations of dedicated schools grant, as well as additions from the National Challenge budget for set-up costs.

£ million




Total revenue budget




Of which:

resources transferred in from LSC budget for sixth forms